Healthcare

People Movement


People Movement is a course that will provide participants with a certificate valid for three years. The aim of the course is to provide you with the knowledge and skills required for safe People/Patient Moving. The course will give learners the ability to safely move others from one locale to another without hurting themselves or the patient.




"It was delivered in a fun, kind, caring and well explained way” - Karen

Our tutor Karen Fitzgerald is a Healthcare professional with over 25 years experience. Her vast knowledge both academically and practically is most beneficial to all learners. She has extensive qualifications in food safety, healthcare and is also a qualified Fetac level 6 people moving and manual handling Instructor.

Out Tutor Pat Flynn has been involved in Training since 1975 and has worked extensively in the UK and Ireland. He has educational qualifications in Food, Business, World Class Manufacturing and Health Care. He is a qualified Fetac level 6 People moving and Manual Handling Instructor who is very passionate about Healthcare and food safety.

Course content


Course Objectives

  • Identify Risk factors associated with People/Patient moving
  • Understand the principles of safe People/Patient moving
  • Carry out specific tasks such as transferring people from bed to chair either by manual or mechanical methods

  • Practical Elements
  • Sit to stand
  • Assissted Walking
  • A falling or fallen person
  • Use of Sliding Sheets
  • Hoists
  • Use of equipment
  • Safety of Client and Carer
  • Moving in bed
  • Sitting to edge of bed
  • Repositioning in chair
  • Communication skills in performing tasks
  • Handling and placing of sling
  • Safety of hoist

Course Details

  • Entry requirements: You must have a valid Manual Handling Certificate or complete a Manual Handling Course prior to attending a People/Patient moving course. Please bring a copy of your manual Certificate with you
  • Qualification: In-house Certificate
  • Course code: None
  • Assessment: In-class
  • Price and next starting date.